Inflammation from Low-Level Infections

Inflammation is the body’s response to injury and/or foreign substances in the body; it can cause pain or be asymptomatic.

  • Inflammation

Tips to Consider

Healthy inflammation is a short-term defensive response to an injury or foreign substance in the body. The immune system shuts down certain functions in favor of defense activities, withdrawing energy from a cognitive function, mobility, libido, and appetite. When inflammation’s short-term defense cycle is complete, the body re-energizes and restores cognition and these other functions.

A short-term inflammatory response results in healing; if inflammation persists and becomes chronic, it can lead to a host of problems including confusion and memory loss. Common causes of inflammation include:

  • Root Canals and oral infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Food Sensitivities and Allergies
  • Mold Toxicity
  • Lyme’s Disease

These last two are on the rise and become harder to treat the longer they go undiagnosed.

If the inflammation response persists, it turns chronic and can become a major cause of dementia. Inflammation may exist throughout the body or be localized.  Often there is pain associated with the inflammation, and yet there are situations such as food sensitivities that may produce no symptoms at all. Chronic inflammation often resides in the digestive tract (the “gut microbiome”), in the mouth as oral infections, and throughout the body as a result of Lyme Disease, mold and other bacterial invaders. It makes sense to consult with a specialist or functional medicine practitioner for such issues, especially to determine the root cause of the problem.